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September 16, 2008

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Bristol County Savings Bank Focuses A Bright And Shining Light On Corporate Citizenship And Community

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Thirty professionals, spend their “Day off’ as a “Day on”

Thirty volunteers from Bristol County Savings Bank (BCSB) signed on, on their day off, to help us manage 250 students who were spending the MLK holiday with us, after the students spent their morning at our Teach-in at the Normandin Middle School (Teach -in story here).

We are in awe of the generosity of our neighbors!

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UPDATE: September 3, 2015

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What does 1,127 backpacks with school supplies look like?

Unbelievable! Seriously unbelievable! Actually amazing! We filled an extra 1,127 backpacks with school supplies specifically because of the generosity of some wonderful corporate partners and some pretty terrific neighbors. Photos are here.

Sometimes a bicycle is more than just a bicycle. Sometimes a bicycle is a metaphor for building a more caring community!

yesteryear-2Sometimes a bicycle is more than just a bicycle! Sometimes a bicycle is the only means to get to work, or to open up new vistas. A bike is something privileged children take for granted and something, that a lot of times, is out of reach for under-privileged children.

We collect a lot of bikes, hundreds are donated to us each year. Half of them are OK but need a little work. The other half are terrible – embarrassingly terrible; rusted, worn out, unsafe and makes us wonder what people are thinking when they leave them with us.

The bikes that are good, generally need one or more safety interventions; brake pads, inner tubes, tires, chains fixed and wheels aligned. Which is not the easiest thing for us to do – actually it’s almost impossible. So a lot of good bikes never get re-purposed and gifted.